Would you like using sms language at mylot?

@sanuanu (11238)
India
January 15, 2009 8:29pm CST
You know sms language. The language we use for sms on mobile phone. Like Good morning - GM Good Evening - GE How are you - hru so, wd u lke usin dis wrds on mylot?
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@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
17 Jan 09
Text messaging on cellphones is a result of trying to cram as much information into a limited message space as possible.As mylot does not limit space for posts and responses,in fact they ENCOURAGE you to be expansive and give full and complete information and pay you for quality and quantity,why would you shoot yourself in the foot by using txtspk?! Besides which,With so many mylotters not being from countries that would have English as a first Language,Using text abbreviations on here will only confuse people leading to fewer responses to your posts...In short,NO,I don't want text language on Mylot!
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
18 Jan 09
You said it right. I can see that all of the responses are against sms language. In the start I tried using these words as my typing wasn't that great. Well, soon I understood that most of us could understand this languge. Thank you for stopping by and giving your time to my discussion.
@ank_47 (1963)
• India
16 Jan 09
i don;t use sms language here in mylot and i think that can;t be understood by people here who can't understand english properly. i think all should avoid the sms language here . sms language leads to confusion to so people i think becaue there will be some people who don;t understand english properly and they don;t know the sms language in english. and other thing is , if any one wrote sms language here , some can misunderstand some words and can treat it as vulgar language and there is a posibility of getting abusive words from them who can;t understand that sms language . so all should avoid sms language here.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
17 Jan 09
Well said and I will not go against you. I mean I like sms language but for the sake of all mylottians here we all should avoid this language. I have seen this language in a social networking site, where people were using this language and nobody had problems.
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@sonusd (1548)
• India
16 Jan 09
i never use sms language and also not appreciate if who use it over here ,because there is no dictionary of sms language it is created by a group of members and can be understand only by that same group of people and other people can guess what does it mean ,so it should not be use on my lot for example you have written hru-how are you but we write that hwru= how are you so it is different
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
17 Jan 09
So, it could be used as a code language here at mylot. This is a great idea of making your discussion private to a certain group of people. It is like using different language altogether.
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• United States
16 Jan 09
Nope, I wldn't like 2 c dis sms on MyLot, cuz aftr a while it wld bcome confusin. I mean, wen I txt, I use sms al d time, specially cuz my ph doesn't hld dat many charactrs per txt. But 2 c a whl discussion in sms wld make my hed hrt. + tryna come up wit 4 lines of txt jes 2 respnd 2 a persn wld b very difficult 2 do if d only wrds bein usd wer sms. Translation: Nope, I wouldn't like to see this SMS on Mylot. Because, after a while it would become confusing. I mean, when I text, I use SMS all the time. Especially because my phone doesn't hold that many characters per text. But to see a whole discussion in SMS would make my head hurt. Plus trying to come up with four lines of text just to respond to a person would be very difficult to do, if the only words being used were SMS.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
17 Jan 09
Great. THank you for making me understand that how difficult it would be to use sms language for a response. Your response gets a BR, pal.
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• United States
17 Jan 09
Thank you for the BR, I deserve it!!! You know how hard it is for a person who has been typing correctly on a keyboard from the 7th grade to type in SMS???? LOL. Just kidding thanks for the BR.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
17 Jan 09
You said it right. You deserved it but the next line of the comment, I couldn't understand. Are you typing since you were in 7th grade or are you studying in 7th grade now?
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• United States
19 Jan 09
Absolutely not! I think we can all take time to use English properly. Sms language makes me feel as if the person who writes it can't be bothered to give the post much time or attention.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
20 Jan 09
Thus if I want people to have a good look to my post then I should use proper English rather than sms language. Well said.
• India
17 Jan 09
yes i m aware about sms language. whenever i feel boring in typing too many words i love to use. i always use that art more on which i wana be master. i m not very much aware about this sms language more so i always try to use.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
18 Jan 09
I feel that every person can have their own sms language. Like in this discussion you must have seen.. hru and hwru could stand for the same "How are you?"
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Since English is not the primary language of many of our members I don't think using SMS language would be fair to them...in fact, it would probably confuse the heck out of a whole bunch of folks! I don't text but I used to go to chat rooms a lot years ago and used to be familiar with the shortcuts...but not anymore.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
17 Jan 09
I must tell you that english is not my primary language too but in my country, unfortunately, English is taken as a languge without which we can't progress in our life. Thus, I have this language in my list of writing and reading. You said it right, it won't be a good idea having sms language in mylot
@rrobinv (150)
• Hong Kong
16 Jan 09
I won't send SMS so much. So I don't know what is SMS language. If someone post with SMS langauge, I think I will misunderstand the meaning. Because I will try to guess what you say. Just use your last sentence as an example, Is it mean "What do you like using dis(can't translate) words on mylot?". As a discussion, I think it should try to make people undersatnd what you say. And other people can give you some responds and opinions. I don't think using SMS language is good in myLot. HaPpY MyLoTtInG!
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
17 Jan 09
"dis" stands for These or this. Well, you said it right. Not every people can understand the meaning of the sms language because all of us are not familier with it. Thanks for your response.
@manoj1502 (854)
• India
16 Jan 09
No i dont use sms language here as many of them could not understand here than it show spelling error here so i dont uue those language here.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
17 Jan 09
Yea, it would be difficult to understand but I thought that people who don't know typing would like to use that language.
@yxinxin (466)
• China
20 Jan 09
I am not a native English-speaker.I never use such words. I am often confused. I wonder why someone should write that way.